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June 27, 2016

The leading edge-Energy Smart Show is 2016's premier energy efficiency showcase   

Put yourself in front of an estimated 15,000 environmentally-conscience and economically-driven potential customers, at the "2016 Premier" Energy Smart Show, taking place at the International Centre, in Toronto, on November 4 and 5. The Energy Smart Show is Canada's first energy efficiency-dedicated consumer expo, custom-designed specifically for clean energy and energy efficiency product and service providers to communicate and showcase their energy efficiency value proposition to a proactive consumer audience.

Federal government energy proposals and the Ontario government's plan to spend $7-billion on sweeping climate initiatives in the coming four
years have affirmed and boosted the general public's interest in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Canadian consumers are increasingly motivated to adopt energy smart practices and are looking for products, information, guidance and examples of how to do it. The need for the energy efficiency industry to answer the call has never been greater...MORE
Canada's plans for dealing with climate change and energy efficiency must be nuanced  

The realities of Canada's Arctic regions must be considered when determining a climate strategy that allows for economic opportunities.

After spending four days in the Northwest Territories at a conference hosted by
Flying in to Tuktoyaktuk on the way to the Arctic Energy Alliance conference.
the Arctic Energy Alliance I've realized more than ever that taking a totally anti-resource development stance when it comes to economic development could spell disaster for Canada's Arctic regions. Everyone in the energy
efficiency sector understands the urgent need for ambitious climate changes goals, but what needs to be done in our urban centres and in our more remote
rural areas calls for different approaches.

At the Arctic Energy and Emerging Technologies Conference in Inuvik I was privileged to give the closing address on energy efficiency as the first fuel.
I was struck that everyone who spoke was realistic, knowledgeable, and solution-oriented.   Renewables and energy conservation were spoken about together as solutions to real problems. And real respect was given to the local Aboriginal cultures. The conference was filled with representatives of the World
Wildlife Federation and NRCan, including Donna Kirkwood, deputy chief scientist. There were professors who teach and conduct research at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy (Jennifer Winter); and consulting engineers like Elaine Carr from Williams Engineering in Yellowknife who actually
design and evaluate energy projects in the north.  An old friend, Klaus Doring, CEO of Green Sun Rising who is installing PV throughout the Arctic, was
also there.  And I met the impressive Alain Fournier, director, EVOQ Architecture. From Quebec, he made his first contacts with the Inuit of Nunavut in 1970 and has worked as an architectural consultant in Nunavik territories, Nunavut and Nunatsiavut since 1983. He has made over 250 projects of all kinds
in collaboration with Inuit and First Nations.

While we all have our own personal stories about the signs of climate change it's quite apparent in the north. The greening of the Arctic, and hence emergence of climate change is real - winter is coming four weeks later than ever before. And how they are dealing with it is interesting - it impacts...MORE 
EE News
CEEA's EE recommendations for government climate change plans: In a letter to the federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change the alliance's recommendations included boosting energy productivity and more aggressive building energy codes. CEEA also congratulated the Ontario government for bold steps in its Climate Action plan which featured mandatory, but free, home energy audits on pre-sale homes. And in its submission to Ontario's Long Term Energy plan CEEA asked for a better integration of conservation and climate programs into a single access point, as well as ensuring future conservation and climate mitigation programs are aligned with renewable programs.

New members join CEEA: The alliance and board are pleased to announce that CLEAResult and Philips Lighting Canada have both become members of CEEA.

Thermal Energy International announces grant of stock options:
 The Ottawa-based company has offered officers of the company the option to purchase common shares as part of its remuneration and incentive program.

Great dashboard tool from Electro-Federation Canada: The economic dashboard provides a snapshot of current economic and market conditions - perfect for pulling together a report and adding context.

Note: The next CEEA newsletter will be in September.


Chatham plant receives big incentive cheque for upgrades:  GreenField Speciality Alcohols undertook a $13.8 million investment in energy efficiency upgrades which has resulted in receiving over $5 million from the Save On Energy program.

New EE advisory panel in Alberta: A seven-person advisory panel to help plan energy efficiency programs for its new agency includes CEEA member Jesse Row of the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Finance Canada is considering a federal carbon tax: It's not surprising that it's a possibility. Alberta introduced an aggressive climate change bill featuring a carbon tax. Ontario already had a carbon plan and has launched an aggressive Climate Change Action plan. Meanwhile Manitoba has plans to develop one.

Feds to deal with the mercury in CFL bulbs: Finally, after programs in B.C. and N.S. led the way, the federal government is planning to regulate mercury-filled CFL bulb disposal.

Quebec promoting the use of electrical vehicles: Quebec's draft bill on EVs requires automakers to sell or lease a minimum number of 0-emission vehicles
beginning 2018 - that's a first for a Canadian province.

 Interactive map pinpoints energy use in Ontario's public buildings:
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario has created an interactive map showing
energy use and GHG emissions across the province.

Nike distribution centre leads the way: Situated in Belgium, the logistics campus features include sheep helping landscape, 99 per cent of inbound containers come via water, and the building is rack-supported.


When smart buildings measure more than energy efficiency:  This interesting piece in The Guardian examines when employees fear for their privacy when it comes to smart buildings that measure what they're up to.
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